Don Shula achieved perfection. His legacy as one of the greatest NFL coaches in the history of the game is set. He twice led the Miami Dolphins to Super Bowl wins and in one of those seasons he achieved the only perfect winning season.

His legacy as a man devoted to his Catholic faith is also established. Many of the news articles may not mention that Shula was a man of great faith. They will skip over that. That is the way of things nowadays.

But many knew of Shula’s faith. My dad didn’t even mind when his New York Giants lost to Don Shula’s Miami Dolphins. (Well, he didn’t mind much.) My dad would always say Shula was a good man. “Goes to church every day,” he would say.

In an interview once, Shula said that if he hadn’t gone into coaching he might have entered the seminary.

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